Below you find a timeline with the most significant milestones in AMO’s history, beginning with the founding of AMO GmbH in 1993 by Prof. Dr. H. Kurz and reaching to this day.
Founding of AMO GmbH
Installation of the ANIMA wind turbine
Launch of solar energy program
Opening of AMICA, the Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen
Opening of the Alfried Krupp Forum in the AMICA dome
BMBF Competence Center for functional lateral Nanostructures
Final definition of AMO Mission
Start of the first Silicon Nanoelectronics joint projects
First results in Nanoelectronics
Start of silicon photonic activities
Organizing the international Nanoimprint-NNT conference in Vienna
The world’s first transistor with epitaxial Gd2O3
Start of Silicon Nanophotonic project “Circles of Light”
The world’s first Graphene transistor with top gate
Start of GRAND, the EU’s first joint graphene project
Start of MISTRAL, a pathfinder silicon photonics project
Founding of AMOTRONICS, an AMO spin-off
Launch of the EU flagship initiative
Start of four parallel silicon photonic projects with extended range of applications.
EU’s flagship GRAPHENE begins
Foundation of Protemics GmbH, an AMO spin-off
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kurz, founder and Managing Director of AMO GmbH, surprisingly passes away on the 12th of March at the age of 72.
As of February 1st, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme becomes AMO’s new Managing Director and succeeds his Ph.D. adviser Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kurz in this position.